Jack & Misty
Jerry J. Mercer
John Sines Jr.
Kiley Joe Masson
These days it's a lot harder to get excited about some
of the "new" country artists I hear. I'm a traditionalist who was raised on
country and I can't help but rave when someone new comes along that is real country - the
way I remember it before navels became more important than the music and you didn't have
to have a gold lined pocket to be heard on the radio. Keith Norris is real country... that
down home, feel good, true raw emotion that made country, country.
Keith's debut album, "Along For The Ride" is
a quality production in every aspect. It contains ten great songs, five of which were
written or co-written by Keith himself. It should be classified as a legal addictive
stimulant... better than coffee, fills you with a whole lot more energy and is a whole lot
better for ya.
Once he's got your energy at it's peak with the title
song, "Along For the Ride", Keith takes you into another phase of two-steppin'
with "Burning Your Bridges at Both Ends". "Cry, Cry Again" gives
you a taste of the cajun sound which always makes for a well rounded album. Of course, my
favorites being ballads, I was especially partial to "Where Would I be Now",
"It Was Love", Get Out of My Dreams" and "Some Get Called for
Rain". Whether singing a "make ya wanna stomp" tune, a "make ya wanna
love" song or "make you wanna cry" ballad, Keith draws you into his world
and doesn't let go... and you won't want to be let go.
Come on "Along For The Ride" but be
forewarned, you'll be hard put to stop once you start! This young Texas man with his
good looks, deep, supple voice and easy style, belongs right up there with the best of
them and I have no doubt that's where he's headed. I think it's very safe to say that
Keith Norris has a very bright future ahead of him.
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More About Keith
Keith was born and raised into a music
loving family. Both of his parents grew up on farms and Keith learned about hard work as
an everyday standard. He held to that standard through school and he always placed music
first. He learned to play the clarinet and piano and by the 7th grade then started his own
garage band and mastered the guitar, saxophone, drums, and bass. Later that work ethic won
him many more accolades such as "Musician of the Year" and "Entertainer of
the Year" by the Texas Opry. He was the Valedictorian of his graduating class
as well as being voted "most likely to succeed" by his peers, then continued on
to Texas A&M University where he studied Business Analysis.
Official Fan Club Site
|Upon graduation, Keith moved to Nashville,
TN to pursue his career where he completed his first CD, "Along For the
Ride" produced by Wayne Tester, staff writer of Disney and producer for Mass